When old wooden doors in rainy Wales sway in the wind, Firnwald finds the right atmosphere for his songs.
The three-part album Cinder mixes universally danceable with uniquely dissonant pieces. The centerpiece is Dance, on which the symbiosis of nature and technology is expressed in fast electronic songs with elaborate beats and in thoughtful, aerial guitar songs. Wood offers smart drum ‘n bass combined with primal, violent tracks. Fused contains remixes of the songs on Wood and Dance contributed by numerous sound artists (photophob, valesta, schaua, any maniac, mystified, adamned age, quorpex, tomoroh hidari, aairial).
Cinder makes good on its promise: a virtuoso blend of force and relaxation, aggression and peace.
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December 14, 2010 Subject:
Thomas of mystified wanted to clue listeners in to an interesting release. It is a triple-album release by European artist Firnwald. One album features remixes by various indie musicians, including mystified. The other two albums feature Firnwald’s very eccentric music– it is hard to describe. Definitely mercurial, it seems a blend of folk, metal, industrial and other genres with a lot of energy and some unique instrumentation. Really very cool stuff. So if you don’t swing by for the mystified remix, do it for Firnwald’s release. It’s called “Cinder”.